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You Can Buy Cherry Blossom Cotton Candy Pizza At This Japanese Brewery

We thought we’ve seen it all, and once again we were proven wrong. A restaurant in Japan has once again shown you can pretty much combine any type of random foods together and still turn heads.

Such was the case with Schmatz Beer Dining’s Sakura Cotton Candy Pizza reports Rocket News 24.

The small brew pub chain located in Tokyo is celebrating cherry blossom season with a limited time menu item. They already serve cotton candy pizza on a regular basis, however, in the spirit of the festival, one of the branches in the Kanda neighborhood decided to create a unique variation for their patrons.

Schmatz Beer Dining starts off with a three cheese thin-crust pizza that’s served with a honey ginger sauce. The sweet pie is then topped with a tuft of pink cotton candy that’s sprinkled with cherry blossom petals.

The limited-time pizza will be available through April 2, specifically at the Kanda location of Schmatz Beer Dining.

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McDonald’s Japan Unveils Stunning Cherry Fruit Soda For Cherry Blossom Season

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As the popular Japanese Cherry Blossom season continues, more and more brands are incorporating the aromatic flavor of the pink flower into their items.

Rocket News 24 reports that Japan McDonald’s Corporation announced that they’ll be releasing two new beverages to coincide with cherry blossom season: the McFizz Sakuranbo and the McFloat Sakuranbo. The latter features a swirl of vanilla soft-serve.

Sakuranbo, or cherry fruit, is the prominent flavor of the beverage which is a retooling of  McDonald’s Japan’s Sakura Cherry McFizz last year. The new beverage is said to be on the fruitier side than the more floral tasting drink from the previous year.

You can find the Sakuranbo drinks at all participating McDonald’s Japan locations beginning March 8 through early April.

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Beautiful ‘Cherry Blossom’ Coke Bottles Are Coming To Japan

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Cherry Blossom season is upon us and Coca-Cola released a sweet new beverage in Japan. The soda company has announced a special sakura-flavored edition of Coke that’s set to hit select locations for a limited time.

Sakura, also known as cherry blossoms, can be found in several countries including Japan, China, Korea, Europe, and the United States. The flower inspired many beverages including a popular Starbucks frappuccino as well as a Pepsi version.

Now, it’s Coke’s turn.

The slim bottle boasts a cherry design that puts the flowered image of spring in Japan front and center of the packaging.

Coca-Cola plans to release the beautiful bottle on Feb. 13 just before Valentine’s Day and will be available through the spring. Kinda sounds like a pretty sweet gift, if you’re looking for ideas.

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This Is Starbucks’ New Cherry Blossom Frappuccino, And It’s Beautiful

As most people know, the people of Japan are all super into cherry blossom trees, or “sakura.” The budding flowers on the branches are sticklers for timing, blooming only as soon as the Japanese springtime makes its way into the country. And when the tide of pink flowers rolls in, so do their Starbucks counterparts, the Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino.

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Well, this year might be a little more special. For the first time ever, Starbucks will be releasing their famed Cherry Blossom Frappuccino in the United States, previously only available in Japan. The sweet, icy beverage has risen in popularity ever since it’s inception in 2010.

The cream and crimson delight is made with strawberries and cream, white chocolate sauce, a matcha blend and finally, topped with Starbucks’ staple Frappuccino ingredient, a soft mound of whipped cream. Matcha, for those who don’t know, is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves.

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Unfortunately, this delectable drink will only be available for five days, from now until March 20th, so make sure to get ’em while they’re hot! Or rather, cold.

 

 

Photo Credit: Earth Porn, Deviant Art

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McDonald’s Launches New Cherry Blossom Frappe and Mocha

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Cherry blossom-flavored treats are nothing new, at least not in Japan, where the famous pink buds have inspired everything from Starbucks water bottles to NSFW vagina pastries. But with the 2014 spring season comes a whole new range of pretty-in-pink sweets, including a limited-time cherry blossom mocha and frappe from McDonald’s Japan.

Because the traditional cherry blossom plant does not bear fruit, both drinks are instead infused with a cherry syrup made from the bright red Japanese cherries known as satonishiki. The mocha features a cherry syrup-infused espresso mixed with chocolate syrup and topped with a raspberry drizzle, while the frappe fetters a frozen cherry syrup base topped with strawberry candy chips.

Now all we need’s a cherry blossom hand pie. Yum.

H/T Rocket News

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This ‘Cherry Blossom’ Bread Totally Looks Like a Vagina [NSFWish]

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There’s a “deflowering” joke in here, somewhere.

Designed by Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku and one of Japan’s biggest convenience store chains, Family Mart, this strawberry and cream-flavored bread is supposed to look like a flower, but somehow comes across as a bit more . . . labial.

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(The drawing of the giggling schoolgirl on the front of the package doesn’t do much to help, either.)

Still, and forgive me for saying this, I’m willing to bet it probably tastes delicious.

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Ah, now I feel dirty.

H/T + Picthx Laughing Squid, Buzzfeed